It’s official -- Former Erie County Executive Joel Giambra will run for governor of New York State.

It’s official -- Former Erie County Executive Joel Giambra will run for governor of New York State.

The former Erie County Executive will run as a republican in the New York gubernatorial election on Nov. 6, 2018.

Campaign finance reform is one of Giambra’s top issues. He has also criticized Gov. Cuomo for failure to come up with a plan to close the state budget gap.

Assemblyman Brian Kolb is the only other Republican to officially say he's running against Gov. Cuomo.